EDDIE S. THOMAS
Dedicated To Providing Quality In Broadcasting; Highly Effective Communication and Team-Building Skills; Excellent Organizational Skills; Excellent Problem-Solving Skills; Experience In Personnel Development And Training; Recognized For Excellent Performance Throughout Career; Skilled At Recognizing And Utilizing The Skills Of Others; Strong Leadership Skills; Highly Successful Audio/Video Producer & Editor; Extensive Background in Radio Broadcasting and Multi-Media Fields; Highly Relational Personality; Outstanding Team Player; Works Well Under Pressure; Meets Deadlines
LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
? Federal Communications Commission Third-Class Radiotelephone Operators License with endorsement - 12/10/76
? American Coaching Effectiveness Program (ACEP) Certified Level I - 12/2/86
8/74 - 6/77 Jesse O. Sanderson High School, Raleigh, NC
High School Diploma
5/78 - 5/80 North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
10/81 - 1/83 Columbia School of Broadcasting, Atlanta, Georgia
Radio Broadcasting Diploma
BROADCASTING WORK EXPERIENCE
Announcer (2009- Present)
CAROLINA CHRISTIAN RADIO / WWIL RADIO-LIFE 90.5 FM, Wilmington, NC
Voice-track seven days a week for the weekday mid-morning shift and afternoons on the weekends. Introduce music & features, plus prepare drop-in announcements.
Voice-over Work (1995-Present)
WOLFPACK SPORTS NETWORK (Capitol Broadcasting), Raleigh, NC
Currently freelancing voicing commercials as needed for the network during the football and basketball season.
Voice-over Work (2011-Present)
HIS RADIO/WRTP FM, Raleigh, NC
Currently freelancing by voicing commercials as needed
President and Executive Producer - Editor (2005 - Present)
E.T. CINEMA, Raleigh, NC
Business I started producing DVD’s using pictures and video footage from client put to music. Projects produced have included weddings, rehearsal dinners, growing-up years, athletic seasons, birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions.
Staff Correspondent and Feature Writer (2000 - 2004)
iHIGH.COM, Cary, NC
Wrote several articles each week for this high school sports internet network, focusing on the schools and athletes in the Greater Raleigh area. Articles were about team and game results, plus some human interest stories.
Executive Director & Producer (1998 - 2004)
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RADIO NETWORK (SCRN), Raleigh, NC
Organize a statewide network of radio stations to broadcast play-by-play coverage of the NCHSAA football and basketball state championship games. Responsible for setting up broadcast staff, programming logs, affiliate recruitment & correspondence, game feature elements, and served as executive producer and host for each broadcast. Coverage received great response from across the state.
Operations Manager/Production Director/Announcer (1997 - 2000)
WRDT/WDTF RADIO 570-AM (Mortenson Broadcasting/Curtis Media Group), Raleigh, NC
Directed the overall operations of WRDT/WDTF (currently WDOX) and the on-air programming. To make sure the computer systems are operational and functional. Producer for live programming, morning-drive announcer, write and produce commercial spots & station promos. Successfully brought this new station through two format and computer operational system changes and new studios.
Executive Producer of Syndicated Radio Program (1988 – 2006)
NCNN Master Control Operator (Capitol Broadcasting Company) (2000 - 2001)
NORTH CAROLINA NEWS NETWORK (NCNN), Raleigh, NC
Executive Producer, host and administrator of the award-winning "NC High School Football Scoreboard" program, syndicated on 70 radio stations throughout the state via NCNN. Operated NCNN Master Control by monitoring NCNN and WRAL-FM computer screens to keep them on-the-air and functional. To answer questions, trouble-shoot and service the requests of the network affiliates. To assist in commercial voice work and production.
? 1992 North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) Regional Media Representative of the Year
? 1996 NCHSAA State Media Representative of the Year
? 2000 NCHSAA Selection as one of "50 Who Made a Difference" to NC high school athletics this century
? 2003 The Radio & Television News Directors Association of the Carolinas (RTNDAC) - "Best Sports Special" (1st-Place)
? 2005 The Radio & Television News Directors Association of the Carolinas (RTNDAC) - "Best Sports Special" (1st-Place)
? 2006 The Radio & Television News Directors Association of the Carolinas (RTNDAC) - "Best Sports Special" (2nd-Place)
? 1997 Radio Affiliations Coordinator for Triple-A All-Star Baseball Game for national radio network
Sports Director (1978 - 1979)
WKNC-FM 88.1 – N.C. State University, Raleigh, NC
Served as sports director for student-operated campus radio station. Compiled and anchored two daily sportscasts. Produced and announced NC State women’s basketball games and men’s baseball.
Staff Correspondent and Game Reporter (1978 - Present)
N.C. STATE UNIVERSITY SPORTS INFORMATION OFFICE, Raleigh, NC
Assist the NC State Sports Information staff during home football and basketball games reporting game information to the major TV and radio networks and score services. Gave in-progress voicers for ESPN Sportsticker, ESPN Game Day, NBC Radio, Tarheel Sports Network, Rutgers Radio, Clemson Radio, Georgia Tech Radio, NCNN, and many others.
Executive Producer & Host of High School Scoreboard Radio Program (1976 – 1987)
WPTF-AM 680, Raleigh, NC (Durham Life Broadcasting/Curtis Media Group)
Executive Producer and host of the popular "High School Football/Basketball Scoreboard" program for this powerful super-station in heart of North Carolina. Reported high school football and basketball results every Friday night during the season.
Music Director & Morning Announcer & Sports Director & Production Di rector (1976 - 1997)
WPJL CHRISTIAN RADIO, Raleigh, NC (Radio Smiles Group/WPJL, Inc.)
Produced and host morning music program and selected and prepared music for on-air play. Wrote copy for and produced commercials and station promotional announcements. Weekly program host and producer. Station Program Guide editor. Worked briefly in commercial sales department. Compiled and announced daily sportscasts and organized high school play-by-play broadcasts and scoreboard program. Assisted in all areas of station operations.
Assistant Athletic Director - Head Coach (2009 – 2011)
NEUSE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, Raleigh, NC
Athletic Director - Head Coach (2004 - 2008) / Assistant Athletic Director - Head Coach (2001 – 2004)
TRINITY ACADEMY, Raleigh, NC
Supervised and maintained middle and high school athletic programs including scheduling of practices-games-facilities-officials, creating departmental handbook's, operational procedures & forms, etc. Recruited coaching candidates and oversaw all athletic operations. Served as head coach for middle school boys soccer, tennis & basketball teams. Scheduled maintenance and upkeep of athletic facilities. Operated within the athletic budget. Maintained athletics website. Organize & directed summer sports camps. Assisted with chapel, mentored students, produced & edited digital seasonal highlight videos for school athletics and graduations. Served 5-terms as President of the 15 member-school, Triangle Middle School Conference. Organized and directed Court-Time & Coach Eddie Basketball Camp for over 13 years.
? Microsoft WORD & EXCEL & OUTLOOK
? Windows 7 & & XP & 2000 Operational Systems
? Power Point & some Photo Shop
? Windows Movie Maker & Nero Software
? Windows NT
? Printers & Scanners
? IBM PC/AT and Compatibles
? Basic Electronics Audio-Vault
? Cool-Edit Pro (ADOBE Audition) & Wire Ready
? DEC Workstations
? Facebook, YouTube, EBay
ADDITIONAL AWARDS & HONORS / MISCELLANEOUS
? 1997 Fred Fletcher Volunteer Service Award - given annually by the City of Raleigh Parks & Recreation Dept. to citizens that have given outstanding service to their communities by volunteering their time and talents
? 1997 CATY AWARD - "Bob Quincy Memorial Award", given annually by the Tower Club in Charlotte to an individual that has made outstanding contributions to athletics in North Carolina or South Carolina
? 1994 Palestinian Athletic Council - East Jerusalem YMCA - Bethlehem Bible College, honored as one of the first American coaches to conduct basketball training on the West Bank for the Palestinian youth
? 1976 Federal Communications Commission Third-Class Radio Operators License with Broadcast Endorsement
? 2004-07 Elected to serve as President of the Triangle Middle School Conference
? 1982-2004: Basketball Coach in Millbrook Exchange Center's Little League program for (10-12) year-olds, sponsored by the Raleigh Parks & Recreation Department
? 1987-1997: Founder & Coach in Raleigh's first AAU Basketball Program, the Raleigh Stars, also coached the Raleigh Razorbacks and founded the Capitol Nets. Many teams went to AAU National's and won national and international titles through various organizations
? 2000-2001: Assistant Baseball Coach in North Wake County Baseball Association for (11-12) year-olds.
HOBBIES & INTERESTS
? Co-Founded the Neuse River Flute Circle in Raleigh, NC – a gathering of people interested in playing and learning about the Native American Flute. Recorded first NAF solo-CD in 2010, the second in 2011.
? Playing the Native American Flute, archery, tennis, live theatre & concerts, outdoor activities, mentoring youth.
? Available upon request.